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The Unappreciated Joke


Published 1903
Topics silent, comedy, Edison


A very short silent comedy from Edison's studios.


Run time 00:54
Production Company Thomas A. Edison
Audio/Visual silent, b/w

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Reviewer: sdion - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 28, 2010
Subject: Product Placement
Notice the signs above the actors... all Edison products... Instead of product placement it's flat out advertising in 1903... I thought it was worth noting
Reviewer: jonc - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 27, 2009
Subject: A chaser
That's actually not a bad gag. This would have been a "chaser" at the end of a Vaudeville show, shown as the audience filed out. Caesar could very well have performed a variation of this skit in his Vaudeville career. Makes me think more of the Marx Brothers,though, with Harpo and Chico being the players.
Reviewer: hugozoom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 26, 2009
Subject: framing
Robcat, I guess nobody told you about the Edison Frame-O-matic. It was still in the experimental stage, and they were working the kinks out.
Reviewer: robcat2075 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 26, 2009
Subject: surprisingly modern looking
I don't mean the clothes, or set, but the interactions between the characters. This could easily be a sketch on a Sid Caesar show or from an "I Love Lucy" Episode.

Typically bad early film framing. Would it have killed them to center the two main characters more?
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